Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Miracles of Book and BodyBuddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charlotte Eubanks

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520265615

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520265615.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Textual Transubstantiation and the Place of Memory

Textual Transubstantiation and the Place of Memory

(p.133) Four Textual Transubstantiation and the Place of Memory
Miracles of Book and Body

Charlotte Eubanks

University of California Press

This chapter describes the different ways the sutra fragment is able to fit into a humanoid form. It studies statuary and chirographic practice and considers literary evidence in order to argue that the voice served as a “musical shuttle” which flowed between the body, mind, and scroll. The chapter also studies the overlap between the descriptions of medieval practices of copying, chanting, and memorizing sutras, and furthermore considers some visual art forms in order to understand the material reality of sutra scrolls in the medieval period.

Keywords:   sutra fragment, humanoid form, statuary practice, chirographic practice, literary evidence, musical shuttle, medieval practices, visual art forms, material reality, sutra scrolls

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.